that's what my days are made of,
A few weeks ago, I took part in Se'lah's Gift of Jewels project, celebrating the Ethiopian New Year by spreading some extra love around the world. I sent my gift to Suvarna at raptinlight,and I was supposed to do a post about the lovely, lovely gift I received from Elizabeth at retinal perspectives when I received it. But of course, my busy plate and my faulty memory meant that I didn't get to it when I should have, but I received a reminder from Se'Lah and from Sherry this week, and I am rectifying this situation right now !
Look at this gorgeous photo card that Elizabeth sent. Isn't the light beautiful ?
Plus there was a quote from my favorite...
I was definitely delighted with my jewel from Elizabeth,
and also in taking part in Se'lah's project. Anything that connects people in love is definitely something I want to be a part of !
I have been busily working in the studio since I got back from Squam. I have some fun irons in the fire, which is keeping me very motivated to get things done. One of the irons is a craft fair coming up in November. It is being organized by a good friend of mine to fund raise for the theater program at her daughter's high school. The theater budget was completely scrapped this year by the district so the students at the school are now obliged to "pay as you go" if they want to take drama classes. The condition of the arts in our schools is truly deplorable ! Anyway, in order to get some of my stuff out there and to be a part of the solution at this school, I will be selling my wares as well as making a donation to the fair's auction table.
These birdies are one of the things I will be selling :
They are made from gorgeous cotton batiks and they are stuffed
with a bit of French Lavender. They make perfect car jewelry.
I made some for my housemates and my awesome teachers at Squam.
I will be making these by the dozens as I also have a
contract for 40 of them for my Mom's boss in Montreal.
Have to say that seeing them all grouped together really makes me smile.
Pretty bright birdies with a Queenly touch to them !
Speaking of things that make me smile...
You know I had to include a photo of my baby !
He does actually sleep sometimes, which is good,
because the rest of the time, he is up to all kinds of lovely, fun kitten mischief.
It is really fun to have his lively energy in our sometimes sleepy, quiet house !
Here are the top three things I love about my Cosmo Kitty so far :
3. That he met our vet nose to nose (which she loved) at his first visit there.
2. That he slept on David's lap during tv watching time, just like Singer used to do.
and the Number 1 thing that I love about Cosmo Kitty so far...
1. How he purrs his head off every time I pick him up ! I love that Kitten Love !
I am back to the beading table and my birdies ! Have a sweet Sunday, beautiful Ones !